I didn't know the US Government had the power to shut down websites. Oh well, here's the latest on the government's futile attempt to stop the transmission of information, from the Washington Post:
"The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said yesterday that it shut down a public Web site after complaints from U.N. weapons inspectors that the site included sensitive details about constructing nuclear and chemical weapons. The documents were collected in Iraq after the March 2003 invasion but predate the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Intelligence officials said the documents do not indicate that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when President Bush ordered U.S. troops to take over the country and depose Saddam Hussein.
Chad Kolton, spokesman for John D. Negroponte, the director of national intelligence, said the office had "suspended access" to the site pending a review of the documents. "The material currently on the Web site as well as the procedures used to post new documents will be carefully reviewed before the site becomes available again," Kolton said.
The New York Times reported on its Web site last night, and in today's print edition, that the site had been shut down in response to concerns by the inspectors and other nuclear experts. Many of the documents were copies of information Iraq had repeatedly handed over to the United States and other U.N. Security Council members over more than a decade between the two wars."
Yikes! The website isn't up on the Memory Hole, but I did find a pretty interesting attempted-to-be-redacted report from Pfizer on on Chemical and Biological Weapons.
I'm sure the information was something along the lines of "we have no nukes, America. Why are you still asking us about nukes? We haven't been working on nukes for years!"